Monday, November 26, 2007

Oh I bought it!!!! I found it!!!!

Ooooooh, I don't know why I didn't think to look at the Nordic Fiber Arts website for the Selbustrikk mittens pattern booklet I have been lusting over!!!! (See this post--scroll down.)

Anyway, I happened to go here yesterday, and found my selbustrikk for only $16!!!! And I don't have to buy the yarn, like I would if I purchased it from that shop in Norway, as noted in my previous post. I cannot wait for it to come! I am going to make myself some mittens with people on them :) The photos of all the knit charts that are in the book are located here. Wow, this is going to be cool! Also, I guess it comes (from Nordic Fiber Arts ) with a sheet translating Norwegian knitting terms. Yay for Nordic Fiber Arts!!!

I am very excited about that, can you tell?!

During the Bears game yesterday, I got 2/3 of my grampa's gift hat knit:

Pattern: Utopia

Source: SMarieK

Yarn: Catalina 70% Baby Alpaca 30% Silk 4-ply

Needles: US8

Work remaining: 1 pattern repeat, then the top decreasing rounds.

Mods: I am not changing anything, I like the way this is working up in the softest yarn on earth! Will be making a scarf to match, next.

Only thing I don't like about the pattern is I could not find mention of gauge. So I just used the needles she suggested, but the yarn suggests US7 needles. It's a bit loose, but the softness makes up for it! I think my grampa will love this set. :)


shell said...

Wow you had a productive weekend! Glad you found the book- I look forward to seeing all the projects you do from it!!

Aim said...

Thanks Shell! Me too :)

Carola said...

Aim, can't you visit me in Sweden and teach me how to knit?

Aim said...

Carola, you're a scream!! I know you know how to knit! But thanks for the amazing compliment :) Your crocheting is tops!!

P.S. Maybe I could buy your friend's house in the country, and move to Sweden! That would be fun :)

Opal said...

That Bears game was unbelievable! What a win for them!

Carola said...

Yeah, please do. Buy her house and move here, and I'd have a knitting friend :)